International Gaming Summit

Wednesday,  June 5   –  General Sessions

 9 a.m.  Welcome & Introduction to Keynote Speaker

 9:05 – 9:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker

 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Using AI and other leading edge technologies to minimize 
and combat financial crime risks: fact versus fiction
Detecting, preventing and fighting financial crime is an ongoing, costly challenge facing all gaming industry operators, as the threats and challenges it must contend with have broadened extensively over the past decade. With technologies like artificial intelligence becoming faster and more adept at analyzing data to uncover fraudulent activity, does AI represent the “holy grail” of financial crime prevention and detection, and if so, just how soon will it be cost effective for implementation, What other technologies can be incorporate into gaming operations to help protect companies and players from financial crime risks? This panel of financial crime experts will discuss these topics and more.

Moderated  by Vasilios Chrisos, a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Financial Crimes Unit, the panelists include:

  • Fiona Davies, Global Head of Gaming and FX, Acuris Risk Intelligence
  • Benjamin Floyd, Senior Vice President and AML/OFAC Compliance Officer, Caesars Entertainment 
  • Jonathan Lopez, Partner, Orrick
  • Anna Sainsbury, Chairman, GeoComply
10:30 – 11 a.m. Networking Break

11 a.m.– 12 p

The latest in cybersecurity and data privacy issues
According to EY’s 2018 Global Banking Outlook, enhancing cyber and data security was the most frequently cited priority among  the companies it surveyed, and within the gaming industry it is likely the largest threat faced by global companies from all industry segments. Framed within the context of the growing use of high-tech gaming devices and the wealth of data they provide to operators, this session will explore the threats posed by gaming’s increasing reliance on technology and player / transaction data while evaluating other data privacy issues unique to gaming because of regulatory oversight. The panelists will also explore how GDPR is impacting how companies manage their data and electronic assets and consider whether existing privacy laws in North America should undergo similar changes to expand consumer privacy protections.

Moderated by Greg Brower, a Shareholder with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, the panelists include:

  • Karin Ashford, VP Legal & Business Affairs, Penn National
  • David Bradbury, Symantec
  • Tracey Elkerton, Global Head of Regulatory & Product Compliance, Aristocrat
  • Jay Kaplan, CEO, Synack
  • Dr. Simon Planzer, Planzer Law
 12 – 1  p.m. Lunch
1  – 1:30 p.m. The State of the Gaming Industry: 
Regulation, Responsibility and Sports Betting 
Bill Miller, President and CEO, American Gaming Association (AGA)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

The view from the top: sports integrity from the league perspective
Since the US Supreme Court struck down a 26-year federal ban on sports betting and opened the door for expansion beyond Nevada, the importance of sports integrity has been front and center. The US Senate recently proposed legislation creating uniform federal standards requiring sports books to use data provided or licensed by sports organizations to determine the outcome of wagers, and regardless of the eventual outcome of the proposed bill, several casino operators have negotiated agreements with the leagues to gain access to their official data feeds. Featuring representatives from the leagues and the industry, this roundtable will have a candid discussion about how the leagues and the industry can work together to ensure that as sports betting expands, the highest standards of wager and play integrity are maintained. 

The participants include:

  • Andrew Brandt, Executive Director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law and Professor of Practice, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law 
  • Matthew Holt, President, U.S. Integrity
2:30 – 3 p.m. Networking Break

3 – 4:30 p.m

In their own words: regulator roundtable on current issues
At nearly every gaming conference, at least one session features industry experts who share their insights into the regulatory perspective, yet the opinions of the regulators are often silent. We’re turning the tables in this 90-minute session where top regulators from multiple jurisdictions will speak out on the top issues they feel are of critical importance. Our distinguished panel will share their thoughts on a wide range of current issues, discussing everything from cross-regulatory relationships and how they handle their relationships with other regulatory bodies, to the industry’s response to sexual harassment, to their insights into how regulators, operators and suppliers can work together to explore changes that could be implemented on all sides to speed up the time it takes to get new products to the live casino floor. 

Moderated by Andre Wilsenach, Senior Vice President – Government Relations for BMM,  the panelists include:

  • Ronnie Jones, Chairman, Louisiana Gaming Control Board
  • Sandra Morgan, Chairwoman, Nevada Gaming Control Board
  • David Rebuck, Director, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
  • Kevin O’Toole, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
  • Barbara B. Smith, Commissioner, Michigan Gaming Control Board
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Jun 05 2019


09:00 AM - 04:30 PM


Half Moon Bay